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Type: Journal article
Title: Radio-controlled xenon flashers for atmospheric monitoring at the HiRes cosmic ray observatory
Author: Wiencke, L.
Abu-Zayyad, T.
Al-Seady, M.
Belov, K.
Bird, D.
Boyer, J.
Chen, G.
Clay, R.
Dai, H.
Dawson, B.
Denholm, P.
Gloyn, J.
He, D.
Ho, Y.
Huang, M.
Jui, C.
Kidd, M.
Kieda, D.
Knapp, B.
Ko, S.
et al.
Citation: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 1999; 428(2-3):593-607
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0168-9002
1872-9576
Abstract: Stable, robust ultraviolet light sources for atmospheric monitoring and calibration pose a challenge for experiments that measure air fluorescence from cosmic ray air showers. One type of light source in use at the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) cosmic ray observatory features a xenon flashbulb at the focal point of a spherical mirror to produce a 1 μs pulse of collimated light that includes a strong UV component. A computer-controlled touch tone radio system provides remote operation of bulb triggering and window heating. These devices, dubbed 'flashers', feature stand-alone operation, ± 5% shot-to-shot stability, weather proof construction and are well suited for long-term field use. This paper describes the flashers, the radio control system, and a 12-unit array in operation at the HiRes cosmic ray observatory.
Keywords: Highest energy previous termcosmic raysnext term
Fly's Eye Detector
previous termXenonnext term flashbulb
Atmosphere
Aerosols
previous termRadionext term control
Rights: Copyright © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(99)00164-3
Description (link): http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505701/description#description
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